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Career Opportunities at Yates Industries


Yates Industries, Inc., founded in 1972, is a multi-state, new cylinder manufacturing and repair operation. We pride ourselves on our ability to return a cylinder to its original specification or better “The First Time, Every Time” and servicing the industry worldwide. From cradle to grave, our services include Inventory on Demand, In-House Welding, Machining, Engineering, Testing and Replacements from primary metals to plastics manufacturing. We are currently seeking qualified applicants for several positions within the organization at our St. Clair Shores, MI, Decatur AL and Austell, GA facilities.

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Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Technician- St. Clair Shores, MI:

The qualified candidate should be able to disassemble and assemble, fluid power cylinders.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Dis-assemble cylinder without causing further damage.
  • Thoroughly clean all components of cylinder.
  • Clearly mark cylinder components with Job Number.
  • Evaluate cylinders for component damage and scope of work necessary to repair cylinder.
  • Review blueprints of assemblies and parts.
  • Assemble all bore sizes of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders / and /or dis-assemble and evaluate for repairs.
  • Perform dimensional inspections on all cylinders assembled to ensure conformance with sales order requirements.
  • Perform pressure/cycling test on both hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders of all bore sizes
  • Per work order requirements, setup and perform cylinder testing via hydraulic or pneumatic test stands.
  • Operate material handling equipment to move inventory including forklifts, overhead crane, and pallet jack.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be able to read a tape measure.
  • Must have some experience with Hydraulic components.
  • Familiar with both micrometers and caliper measuring tools, a plus.
  • Able to read blue prints, a plus.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Lifting up to 50lbs.

At Yates Industries, we truly care for our employees, fostering a sense of family among and across the workforce.  Join the Yates Industries Team and get away from that feeling of “it’s just a job” – start on your path to a rewarding career with great growth potential.  Our in-house training opportunities can help to get you started, the next step is up to you.

All positions offer very competitive wages, great benefits packages, a clean work environment and shift premiums (where applicable).

All applicants: Physical, drug screen and background check required.

Yates Industries BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Blue Cross
  • Rx
  • VSP vision
  • Principal Dental PPO
  • FSA
  • 401K with match
  • Short Term Disability
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Life Insurance

Rev. 01/07/2019